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Asian, Pacific Islander American Studies

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Helen Gym elected to the Philadelphia City Council as a champion of public education and grassroots activism

"Heart and passion and real values talked about every single day around kitchen tables and especially in the streets of this city"

Doua Thor named the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

“National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Congratulates AAPI Leaders Kiran Ahuja and Doua Thor”

Welcome to Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies 

Established in 1989, the Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies program is one of three ethnic studies programs housed within the Department of American Culture. A/PIA offers interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on the Asian American and Pacific Islander American experience. Our program also serves as a focal point for University research and teaching on Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, and our faculty provide resources for understanding A/PIA concerns and issues.


Logo Design by Rachel Yung, A/PIA Studies Minor, Class of 2010

Be a Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, American Culture needs you—because the world needs Victors.


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